There's no doubt about it. More couples get engaged on Valentine's Day than any other day of the year. And with that comes a steady flow of engagement announcements followed by summer weddings. We all know wedding planning can be exciting yet stressful. That's where LOVEPOST.com comes in. It's an interactive community where couples can get advice, share their engagement announcements, photos, love stories, wedding plans, and more. They can interact with other users and even link up their Twitter and Facebook accounts. LOVEPOST gives couples a specialized space to create a profile that encourages users to share their photos and love story. In other words, it's okay to gloat and coo on LOVEPOST! That's what it's all about.
You can also browse, build a feed, and even follow a topic, couple or an expert. For more information visit www.lovepost.com.
When you think of Fashion Week, you don't typically think of fairytale weddings. Most of us 20-something ladies in NYC are too busy running around working on our careers to worry about getting married. So when we got invited to see Imitation of Christ's spring 2012 collection, we figured we might as well mix it up and think of the future. We do want to get married, don't we? I think so...at some point.
After all, if you're going to get married it sure as hell better be whimsical, romantic and fairytale-like. Which is where Tara Subkoff comes in. With her Imitation of Christ collection she captures little girl dreams, femininity, innocence and romance.
So, your beloved popped the question, and suddenly you're in all out wedding planning mode? Congratulations! Now; please allow us to offer you these two nuggets of bridal wisdom:
1. Chocolate fountains are unsanitary
2. Get thee to the Monique Lhuillier Bridal Sample Sale
That's right, the other name in bridal fashion is having a sample sale, where you can get the dress of your dreams for 40% --- 90% off. And, here's some good news for the horde of bridesmaids you'll be bringing: there's a slew of slashed-price Ready to Wear, too.
If there’s one thing that will always be the talk of a wedding, it’s the food. Joonbug had the pleasure of sitting down with Miami’s premier wedding visionary Nathalie Cadet-James, of Luxe Fete, to get a taste of what brides and grooms are serving at their nuptials. Her experience with ultra high-end soirees has granted her a trained eye on the food trends that are bleeding into wedding receptions. Here’s a roundup of Miami’s finest:
Bite Sized Treats
“2011 is the year of the whoopee pie” predicts Cadet-James. Many of her brides are requesting this humble dessert, but with a twist—flavors that echo personal tastes and hometowns. Flavors like passion fruit with lemon merengue filling. Or pumpkin cookie with hazelnut crème filling. While the rise of the whoopee pie is escalating, rest assured that cupcakes aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. This once trendy dessert has now become a staple at wedding dessert bars. Nowadays, brides are all about the presentation value of bite-sized treats. From cheesecake pops to macarons, the sweetest parts of the reception are often found in one-bite delicacies.
The initial impression of the name August Bloom is it must be a man behind the high end floral designs. After all, the name August is definitely male. The second object of note would be the cute use of Bloom in the title; surely it isn't a coincidence that his last name is so closely in synch with botany. But both assumptions would be incorrect. Started after an impromptu floral design class, high school mates, Malaika Martin, Ruckiya Ross, and Quinn Flores, decided to take their love of event planning and flowers to create August Bloom. The name came from their favored and shared birthday month. They paired it with Bloom and the business was born.
Ring the bells. It looks like the line out of City Halls annulment office is going to be extra long this summer. Alas, New York is welcoming its very first Vegas style wedding chapel; sans the Elvis impersonator in a leopard jumpsuit serenading you down the isle… unless that’s what you want.
For all of you penny pinching love birds or over intoxicated college kids out there looking to jump the gun, the solutions to your problems are here. A Vegas style, recession proof, wedding chapel is opening on Norfolk Street. For only $500 bucks you can have your very own intimate wedding, with all the luxuries $500 bucks can buy. And that’s quite a lot.